Your privacy is critically important to us. At Counting Cows Direct, we have a few fundamental principles:
- Counting Cows Direct don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- Counting Cows Direct don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- Counting Cows Direct don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, Counting Cows Direct collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Counting Cows Direct’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Counting Cows Direct’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Counting Cows Direct may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Counting Cows Direct also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Counting Cows Direct only discloses logged in user and commented IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commented IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Counting Cows Direct’s websites choose to interact with Counting Cows Direct in ways that require Counting Cows Direct to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Counting Cows Direct gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at http://burberrycloud.com/ to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Counting Cows Direct – by purchasing access to the comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Counting Cows Direct collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Counting Cows Direct. Counting Cows Direct not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Counting Cows Direct may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Counting Cows Direct may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Counting Cows Direct may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Counting Cows Direct does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
With your authorization, we may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log into your WordPress.com account through a social media service (like Google) or if you connect your website or account to a social media service through our , we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Counting Cows Direct discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Counting Cows Direct’s behalf or to provide services available at Counting Cows Direct’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Counting Cows Direct’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Counting Cows Direct will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Counting Cows Direct discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Counting Cows Direct believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Burberry Cloud , third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Counting Cows Direct website and have supplied your email address, Counting Cows Direct may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Counting Cows Direct and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Counting Cows Direct akes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.